Wild ride for purloined pooches after pickup truck stolen in Edmonton


EDMONTON — Two old English bulldogs named Rocky and Jersey are the focus of a police search for a pickup truck in which both pooches were waiting for their master when their ride was stolen this week in Edmonton.

Jersey, a brown three-year-old female, and Rockey, a six-month-old black-and-white male, were in the cab when the pickup truck was taken from outside a business Monday afternoon.

The owner was inside for about 20 minutes and when she came out the vehicle was gone and there was nothing left but glass on the ground from a shattered driver-side window.

The truck, which was also hauling an all-terrain vehicle, was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run collision in Leduc later Monday.

It was last seen travelling towards the community of Calmar, southwest of the city.

Police say they want to help the family get their dogs back as quickly as possible.

The truck is a grey 2014 Ford F150 with Alberta licence plate RPA249.

The ATV is a 2016 Can-Am DS90 with Alberta plate GDA50.

The Canadian Press